The first book by beloved and prolific French artist Nathalie Lété, whose work is sold at Anthropologie, Astier de Villatte, and numerous other upscale homeware stores worldwide.
“Who needs Prozac if you have In the Garden of My Dreams? Lété’s bright, folk art–like paintings of animals, children, flowers, and much more are quite the antidote for the winter blues.”
Nathalie Lété was born in France to a German mother and a Chinese father. A prolific and versatile artist, she has been commissioned to create work for brands around the world, from fashion and design brands in Japan and China to ceramic companies in the Netherlands to furniture brands in England, France, New Zealand, and Australia. She has held independent exhibitions around the globe, and in 2015, a retrospective exhibition of her work was mounted at the Musée de la Piscine in Roubaix, France. She lives and works in Paris.
John Derian is an artist and designer who transforms printed images from the past, and in doing so transports the viewer to another world. He established John Derian Company Inc. in 1989, and his decoupage plates, platters, paperweights, coasters, and bowls are still entirely handmade in his studio in New York City, where he employs a small staff of artisans to assist with production. His designs are sold at upscale home stores, in catalogs, and at gift shops worldwide, and he has designed exclusive collections for Cisco Brothers, Astier de Villatte, Target, and more. His retail shops, studio, and homes have been featured in Vogue, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The World of Interiors, Elle Decor, and Vanity Fair, among others.